"Dyslexia" means "can't read,"
and tells us nothing. It is mostly a convenient label for teachers
and parents who now can say, "It's a
brain thing, and it's not anybody's fault."
This is mainly true, but just labelling a
student (usually a boy) dyslexic doesn't
pinpoint the problem or a solution.
If we don't know the cause of the problem,
we tend to just easy-reading books and tend
to repeat the same reading lessons which
had failed earlier.
There are dozens of causes of dyslexia, including...
NOTE: this page will be expanded greatly
in the future
- The eyes may have visual problems which confuse
the seeing of letters clearly.
- The eye muscles may make the eye jump around
during reading, sending a non-grammatical
confusion of words into the brain.
- The visual area I may not perceive lines
clearly, mixing " l " with "
/ ", "H" with "A"
- The visual area II may see lines, but not
notice the difference between " o l
" and " d "
- The child may get confused between many ways
of writing a single letter, such as "A,
- The visual area III may not hold groups of letters together well, confusing "cat",
"car" and "cart"
- The right brain may perceive letters, then
pass them over to the left brain in mirror image, so a child writes backwards like Leonardo